- Huntress, by Kate Quinn (Undated)
No Country for Old Gnomes, by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne (April 16, 2019)Cheerfully absurd fantasy story, a semisequel to Kill the Farm Boy, about a war between the halflings (and their war alpacas) and the aggressively tidy and positive gnomes. Hijinks ensue. A slight feeling of Fantasy Mad Libs, and if you’re on the right wavelength – and I am – it’s hysterical.
All My Colors, by David Quantick (April 16, 2019)A strange story about a repellently egotistical jackass who begins remembering a bestselling novel nobody else has ever heard of. Naturally, he publishes it, and Spooky Bad Stuff starts happening.
The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel, by Anne Hillerman (April 9, 2019)Anne Hillerman took this series over after the death of her father, who began it. A mystery series set among the primarily-native police force on the Navajo Reservation. I’m curious enough to have added others from the series to my to-read list.
Phantoms, by Christian Kiefer (April 2019)Very unsettling and totally gripping read. Recent Vietnam veteran John, trying to figure things out after coming home, stays with his grandmother in Placer County, CA, and finds himself dragged into and fascinated by the story of Ray Takashima, veteran of the 442nd in WWII, who returned home to discover that the prejudices toward Japanese-Americans had not changed and his home was no longer home.
City of Flickering Light, by Juliette Fay (April 16, 2019)Lightweight but enjoyable story about 1920s Hollywood and three friends trying to make their ways through the showbiz world. Not exactly Great Literature, but I really like this kind of story.
Hold Fast Your Crown, by Yannick Haenel (April 2, 2019)Very weird. Did not finish.
- The Wonder of Lost Causes, by Nick Trout (May 2019)
- America Was Hard to Find, by Kathleen Alcott (May 2019)
- The Farm, by Joanne Ramos (May 7, 2019)
- The Last Time I Saw You, by Liv Constantine (May 2019)
- Resistance Women, by Jennifer Chiaverini (May 2019)
- How To Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir, by Kate Mulgrew (May 2019)
- The Nine-Chambered Heart, by Janice Pariat (May 2019)
- Westside, by W.M. Akers (May 2019)
- Biloxi, by Mary Miller (May 2019)
- Aloha Rodeo, by David Wolman and Julian Smith (May 28, 2019)
- Disappearing Earth, by Julia Phillips (May 2019)
- The Most Fun We Ever Had, by Claire Lombardo (June 25, 2019)
- Patsy, by Nicole Dennis-Benn (June 2019)
- The Islanders, by Meg Mitchell Moore (June 2019)
- More News Tomorrow, by Susan Richards Shreve (June 2019)
- The Unbreakables, by Lisa Barr (June 4, 2019)
- Travelers, by Helon Habila (June 2019)
- City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert (June 4, 2019)
- Mostly Dead Things, by Kristen Arnett (June 4, 2019)
- Costalegre, by Courtney Maum (July 22, 2019)
- Beirut Hellfire Society, by Rawi Hage (July 2019)
- Protect The Prince, Crown of Shards #2, by Jennifer Estep (July 2019)
- The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead (July 16, 2019)
- The Peacock Summer, by Hannah Richell (July 2, 2019)
- Gravity is the Thing, by Jaclyn Moriarty (July 2019)
- The Golden Hour, by Beatriz Williams (July 2019)
- The Hotel Neversink, by Adam O’Fallon Price (Aug. 6, 2019)
- The Perfect Wife, by JP Delaney (Aug. 6, 2019)
DAYS UNTIL I PICK UP THE NEXT BATCH OF ARCS: 51 (ALA Annual 2019, June 20-25, 2019)